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Obama Delivers State Of The Union

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is telling supporters he can't get the proposals outlined in his State of the Union address without their help.
    
Obama telephoned in to thousands of watch parties across the country immediately after the speech.
    
He urged supporters to work together, saying the change he's talking about is "going to be tough." He said he hoped the speech resonated with them because the president asking for change doesn't mean anything on its own.
    
Obama said it will "require a big push from you guys" to get legislation, get it passed and signed into law.
    
Meanwhile Republicans say President Barack Obama's second-term agenda will bring more tax increases and deficit spending, hurting middle-class families at the expense of economic growth.
    
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says in excerpts released ahead of his Republican response to Obama's State of the Union address that he hopes the president will "abandon his obsession with raising taxes" and try to grow the economy.
    
Rubio says the nation needs a balanced budget amendment to curb spending and says he won't support changes to Medicare that will hurt seniors like his mother.
    
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, in excerpts from his tea party response, says Washington acts in a way that your family never could - spending money it doesn't have and borrowing from future generations.

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